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Does the priestly ministry go against women’s nature?

“In the symbolism of salvation, Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride. Men and women have different functions in God’s plan .”
Inter Insigniores § 29-31



“Revelation shows why the incarnation took place according to the male gender. For this reason, only a man can take the part of Christ, be a sign of his presence, in a word ‘represent’ him (that is, be an effective sign of his presence) in the essential acts of the covenant.”

Commentary on Inter Insigniores § 102
  The Congregation for Doctrine in Rome

Congregation for Doctrine in Rome

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This goes really too far!

The image of a nuptial mystery does not apply to the priestly ministry.

All Christians represent both the Groom and the Bride.

Where allusions are made to it in the liturgy, the symbolism is open to both.
The claim that Christ had to be born as a man is unheard of in Christian tradition!

According to ancient tradition, only what is assumed in the Incarnation, is redeemed. A man-only Incarnation would imply that women are not fully redeemed !
But women are re-born and thus redeemed as much as men are - in baptism.

Read : “Not Man enough to represent the Groom?!” by John Wijngaards

Also: ‘Omnis Analogia Claudet’ by Dorothy Irvin


Also: The Creation of Womanhood: A Hierarchical Construction, by René van Eyden.
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